Vegan Chilli Con Carne finished dish

Vegan Chilli

This vegan chilli con carne is perfect for a healthy, meat-free meal. If you’re a meat-eater, the roasted butternut squash and smoky flavour from the Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste means that you won’t miss the taste of meat whatsoever in this vegan dish, we promise.

For some other amazing Vegan recipes make sure you also try our vegan pulled pork, our chipotle vegan pie or our vegan tacos. Try serving this vegan chilli chicken carne with a side of our Gran Luchito Chipotle Refried Beans.

  • Prep time

    20 mins

  • Cook time

    50 mins

  • Total time

    1hr, 10 mins

  • Ideal for

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  • Serves


Nutrition: Per serving

kcal 79 fat 2.4g saturates 0.4g carbs 10.9g sugars 3g fibre 2.7g protein 2.9g salt 0.33g

How to make it

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 350°F / Gas 4.
  2. Place the squash in a roasting pan with the onion, garlic, peppers, thyme and oregano. Drizzle with the olive oil on top and season with salt and pepper. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes until cooked through and the squash begins to blacken on its edges.
  3. Once ready, remove the tray from the oven, then discard the thyme stalks and squeeze out the garlic flesh (discarding skins). Mash the garlic with your knife into a paste and mix with the rest of the roasted veggies.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan mix the tomatoes, chickpeas, kidney beans, vegetable stock, Chipotle Paste and coriander stalks. Cover with a lid and simmer for 30 minutes over low heat, then season with salt and pepper.
  5. Now is a good time to prepare the rice and guacamole.
  6. After 30 minutes, add the roasted vegetables with the sauce and stir. Keep warm until ready to serve.
  7. Just before serving, stir through the coriander leaves and serve with a side of white rice. Top with a bit of guacamole and Fire Roasted Serranos

For more vegan recipe inspiration, check out all of our Mexican Vegan Recipes.

What To Serve With Vegan Chilli

Homemade Guacamole

Serve it with a portion of this homemade guacamole recipe.

Mexican Rice

Alongside some Mexican Rice.


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Fergus Chamberlain
Fergus Chamberlain(@fergus_2)
4 years ago
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When Alex made first made this recipe for me, I was really impressed. I’m so glad its become one of our most popular recipes.

4 years ago
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Brilliant family dinner, simple, tasty and a hit with my guys

Celia - Chica Chismosa - Gran Luchito
4 years ago
Reply to  Kerry

Thanks for the feedback Kerry! Are your guys vegan, or are they meat lovers who really liked the recipe?

4 years ago
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This was delicious ~ I added a dash of liquid smoke as well at the end but the heat level was perfect.

Celia - Chica Chismosa - Gran Luchito
4 years ago
Reply to  Tan

Excellent, so glad you enjoyed it!

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